I'm going to see my second favorite band for the first time next week! I thought I'd mix it up and instead of doing a full Spotlight, I'm making a list of my favorite lyrics first, to show how stunning Tyler Joseph's lyricism is--it is, after all, the main aspect that reeled me in. And let me also mention that I originally had a list of over 80 of my favorite twenty one pilots lyrics from their four albums, but I'm gonna be cheesy and list 21 of them for now.
It's been three years since Magpie and the Dandelion came out, and every time the Avett Brothers have sang a "new" song on-stage since, I have wondered how much longer my ears would have to wait patiently before they could be blessed again with a new album. Last year, they had been singing more recently-written tunes with working titles like "Method Actor" (which didn't make it to this release; hopefully it'll be on a third Gleam EP), "Angel Wings" (which later became "Mama, I Don't Believe"), and "True Sadness". It wasn't until March 13 of this year that the Brothers sang the main single, "Ain't No Man", live for the first time at McDowell Mountain Music Festival. A day later, Seth wrote a letter to fans announcing that True Sadness would be coming out on June 24. I was ecstatic.
Now that the album has been out for a few weeks, I wanted to try something new for my blog: a full album track-by-track review, with special guest writer Dylan Turner!
Hooray for finally doing Part 2 in this series! I've compiled a ranking of my top 15 favorite covers by my favorite band. They've covered many great artists and songs very well. Read Part 1 here if you missed my personal favorites list.
I've been putting this one off for a while, because Weezer is one of those bands that just has too many great songs and it was pretty hard to cut the list down to a mere 15. I tried to pick songs I love that less people know, so while I absolutely love all the singles like "I Want You To" and "Say It Ain't So" and classics like "My Name Is Jonas", they won't be on this list. Maybe another list, another time. Since I'll be seeing them in concert soon, I decided it was time to compile this one.
**Songs are listed in chronological order by album, which is why the list is not numbered